id rather have an open roster spot. oden cant play this season and he will be a free agent next season. whats the point
Hahahaha the Blazers are not swapping Oden for TJ Ford. Come on now.
pacers need to take a chance on somebody if they ever hope to get over the top. standing pat won't get us there and our assets aren't good enough to acquire a top 15 player. trading for oden, acquiring his rights, and hoping he somehow stays healthy could be a chance we need to take.
Taking a chance that doesn't pan out can make it look worse than just being patient. Having a hobbled Oden on the roster and having to pay large bucks just in case won't look nearly as good down the road a couple of years.
For further reference, see "O'Neal, Jermaine". The upside may be higher but the downside is a lot more likely.
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who says it's a "crazy" chance? players have come back from the injury oden suffered to become all-stars or quality players (z randolph, stoudamire, martin). oden is 22 and i do not believe any of his injuries have been related to one another. it's like many of you think oden will cost $10mil/season to sign.
Yeah bring those up, because not any of them are even close to comparable.
Ford is an aging expiring contract player who has been benched 3 years in a row. If we don't trade him, he will be bought out, and the Blazers can sign him without giving up anything.
Oden is still a young player who, while he has dealt with more horrific injuries than any young man should have to deal with, still has the capability to become a dominant big man. I have no problem believing that the Blazers are willing to trade him, but you better f'ing believe they want more than TJ Ford for him.
Seriously, how does swapping Ford for Oden make any sense for Portland? Ridiculous.
Last edited by Mackey_Rose; 02-24-2011 at 02:13 PM.
This can all be put to rest now that the Blazers have traded Camby for Aaron Brooks and Battier
"STEIN_LINE_HQ Marc Stein
A deal that WAS discussed today but I'm now told is unlikely to happen featured Houston's Aaron Brooks and Battier to Portland for Camby"
That'd be an excellent deal for Portland, provided Oden comes back healthy next season and they find some depth at center.
I'm glad that deal didn't go through. I'd love to get Shane Battier for TJ but seriously doubt it could happen.
when we buy him out, you think we will fill his spot? Magnum Rolle?